- Head of Unit Natural Language Processing (HLT-NLP)
Bernardo Magnini is senior researcher at FBK (Trento, Italy), where he is responsible of the Research Unit on Natural Language Processing and Director of the FBK International PhD Program. His interests are in the field of Computational Linguistics, particularly lexical semantics and lexical resources, question answering, textual entailment, and conversational agents, areas in which he has published about 200 scientific papers. He has coordinated international research projects, including QALL-ME (question answering), LIVEMEMORIES (content extraction and integration), and EXCITEMENT (textual inferences). He has launched EVALITA, the evaluation campaign for both NLP and speech tools for the Italian language, has co-chaired CLIC-it 2014 (the first Italian conference on Computational Linguistics), AI*IA 2018 (the 17th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence), and he has been local organizer of EACL 2006 in Trento and of ACL 2019 in Florence.
He is member of the Scientific Committee of the Know Center (Graz) and of the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Eurac Research (Bolzano).
He currently serves as President of the Italian Association for Computational Linguistics and as the Manager of the Italian Office of the World Wide Web Consortium.